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Building with a Mission

Updated: Jul 11, 2023

In the wake of natural disasters, the immediate focus is on providing shelter to those who have lost their homes. Traditional housing solutions fall short in terms of cost, speed, and sustainability. However, there is a promising alternative emerging on the horizon—Agriboard Green Building Systems™. Innovative structures made out of Agriboard™ panels not only offer a quick and affordable solution for disaster-stricken areas, but also prioritize sustainability and long-term resilience.

Our houses are a revolutionary concept that combines agricultural waste and construction materials to create sturdy and environmentally friendly dwellings. By utilizing agricultural by-products such as rice and wheat straw, these houses reduce waste and provide a practical solution for managing agricultural residue. The utilization of such materials not only addresses the environmental concerns surrounding waste management but also ensures a renewable source of construction material.

"That's Great!" you say, "But, What does that have to do with disaster relief?"

In terms of disaster relief, speed is always a crucial factor in post-disaster housing construction. Rapid deployment of shelter solutions is essential to provide immediate relief to affected communities. Houses built with Agriboard Panels offer a swift construction process due to their modular design and simplified assembly techniques. The prefabricated components can be quickly assembled on-site, minimizing the time required for construction. This efficient process allows for the swift restoration of housing infrastructure, providing much-needed relief to those affected by the disaster.

But, just because it is immediate does not mean it is temporary! These houses are long-lasting and better than what was destroyed. They have excellent thermal insulation properties, making them energy-efficient and reducing the reliance on artificial heating or cooling systems in all types of climates.

Furthermore, buildings built with Agriboard panels are designed to withstand future disasters. Their robust construction and resistance to fire, pests, hurricanes and earthquakes ensure the longevity of the structures. Meaning, communities can bounce back stronger and more prepared for future challenges.

The speedy deployment and resilience of these houses will help to restore normalcy to affected communities, fostering a sense of stability and hope in the face of adversity. By embracing this innovative approach, we can build not just shelters, but also sustainable communities with a mission to thrive in the face of adversity.

I will be going more into depth in future articles and interviews about some of the specific housing projects we have completed in places like Haiti, after the devastating earthquake in 2010; and Sri Lanka, after the Tsunami in 2005. In the meantime, enjoy some of our other articles and videos about Agriboard Green Building Systems and let me know what you think in the comments.

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